This project came into being in 2010 because of the lack of paid jobs or work experience places for people with additional needs in West Lancashire, so consequently a group of parents arranged a meeting with an Advisor on how to set up a social enterprise and as a result of this meeting Timesavers was formed.
As part of a pilot scheme a group of adults who have learning disabilities started to provide administration services to three local voluntary sector organisations.
The pilot scheme was funded by a Small Sparks Grant from Help Direct and West Lancashire Borough Council Community Chest. We were also given some office equipment and the lease of a small office by a local charity based in Certacs House Skelmersdale.
We received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to provide for support staff, office rental and materials for the office.
In order to access further funding to provide work experience for more people with learning disabilities we achieved charity status in late August 2012. Since 2012 we have grown, we now support even more adults and do more work.
We provide an office administrative service to organisations carrying our admin work, shredding and leaflet work. We also produce a wide range of greetings cards which are sold at venues across West Lancashire.
Support staff for Timesavers are provided by Linkability (West Lancs) , Divine Days Creative Arts CIC and Edward McCarthy Support Services.
Our current officers are-
- Chairman John Haggart (Trustee/Parent)
- Edward McCarthy (Trustee, Secretary and Timesavers’ Work Co-ordinator/Liaison Officer)
- Treasurer Dot Snead (Trustee/Parent)
- Margaret Haggart (Trustee/Parent)
- Bev Moore (Trustee/Parent)
- Jon Snead and Helen Haggart are committee members who also take part in Timesavers.
If you are interested in obtaining some work experience and have some some keyboard and computer skills please get in touch with us by email with your details, including any support you may have.
Please call 07597 297340 or why not e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org